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A muscle that effects or assists in pronation.
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(Anatomy) any muscle whose contractions produce or affect pronation
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(ˈproʊ neɪ tər, proʊˈneɪ-)

any of several muscles that permit pronation of the hand, forelimb, or foot.
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Noun1.pronator - a muscle that produces or assists in pronationpronator - a muscle that produces or assists in pronation
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body
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Last year, a pronator muscle strain in his right arm limited Jones to 33 appearances.
The muscles sampled were extensor indicis proprius, extensor digitorum communis, brachioradialis, triceps brachii, deltoid, flexor carpi radialis, pronator teres, flexor pollicis longus, and cervical paraspinals.
Next, the flexor and pronator muscle origins were subperiosteally detached and the anterior capsule was stripped with the periosteum from the distal end of the humerus.
Stage 3 spasticity was detected in the right shoulder adductor muscles, right pronator teres, right finger flexors, right ankle plantar flexor muscles according to the Modified Ashworth scale.
Normal arch: This means that you are a normal pronator. The ideal shoe for this foot type would be a good stability shoe.
While in the waiting room of the ED, he suddenly develops a left-sided facial droop, drooling, lack of sensation to the left side of his face, slurred speech, and left-sided pronator drift.
The patient had subjective sensory deficits in the right upper and lower extremities, mild dysarthria and pronator drift.
Physical examination revealed dysarthria with a left facial droop and left-sided pronator drift.
There are several anatomic blocks that can be encountered when attempting a reduction including impaction of the ulnar head, spasm of the pronator quadratus, and interposition of the torn triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) [3-5].